Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 2/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+108) Penguins (-130)
The Washington Capitals (24-12-9) are en route to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday where they will play the Pittsburgh Penguins (27-11-7). The moneyline on this game has the Capitals at +108 while the Penguins are coming in at -130. The total comes in at 6.
The Washington Capitals were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-0 victory over the Stars in their previous outing. Washington garnered 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Capitals had a solid offensive output in the victory. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play and were able to score 2 goals. In the game, they netted 5 of the 29 shots they put on net.
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The Capitals have had 1,274 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .906. While playing at even strength, the Capitals let the opposition score 98 goals while having 123 on offense. Washington Capitals opponents have earned 118 power play tries (25th in hockey) and have come away with 22 goals in those chances. For the season, they have tallied 57 points and their points percentage is .633. Washington has attempted 1,422 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.1%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Washington Capitals have racked up 143 goals (9th in the league) on the campaign and have given up 120. Washington has compiled 132 power play chances and they have tallied 20 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 15.15%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Vitek Vanecek. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Vanecek has recorded 28 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .483. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 3,414 minutes played. Vanecek has seen 1,639 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 1,493 total saves. Opponents have tallied 146 goals against Vanecek in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.57. He has earned an overall record of 31-16-9 and he started in 58 games. Vanecek has participated in 60 matchups throughout his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh opposed the Kings in a game where the Penguins went home in defeat by a mark of 4-3. The Penguins recorded 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this contest and tallied 2 goals out of those chances.
Pittsburgh has put up 1,546 shots (3rd in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.64%, while allowing the other team 1,350 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 88.18% on their opponents 110 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.5%. They have a total of 131 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 20.61%. The Penguins have accumulated 122 goals at even strength and 27 goals (14th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 115 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 149 goals, 61 points, as well as a points percentage of .678.
Across the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry patrolling the crease. He has a tally of 3,557 stops out of 3,885 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .916. Jarry has accumulated a lifetime mark of 82-37-12 and has played in 137 contests. He was named a starter in 129 games and has played for a total of 7,787 mins. Jarry's rate of quality starts sits at 62.0% and he has accumulated 80 quality starting assignments in his career. Teams are averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has conceded 328 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (+108)
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